Aunt Sues 12 Year Old Nephew For His Exuberant Greeting

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Personal injury lawsuits are known for suing everyone for just about everything, but now we have a New York woman suing her 12 year old nephew for leaping into her arms and breaking her wrist.


Yes, it’s another lawsuit that will enter the annals of the truly amazing personal injury lawsuits that have dominated headlines and created head scratching and – surely – it will be the last time this family member attends a family birthday party.

Jennifer Connell is the complaining aunt who claims her nephew acted unreasonably when his exuberant greeting caused her to fall and break her wrist in 2011.

Reports indicate that she is seeking $127,000 in damages from the boy, whose mother died last year.

The Westport News also reported that the 12-year-old appeared confused as he sat in the courtroom with his father. Connell reportedly testified that she loves her nephew, whom she described as always being “very loving, sensitive” toward her.

He had been riding his first two-wheeled bicycle – which was bright red, according to testimony – around his home. When Connell arrived, he dropped it. “I remember him shouting, ‘Auntie Jen, I love you!’ and there he was flying at me,” Connell reportedly testified.

Of the damage done, Connell testified that she did not complain at the time, but she said her life had been “very difficult” since the injury because of “how crowded it is in Manhattan”. “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,” she reportedly said.

Source: Westport News

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